Female migration chapter now on Google Books

The latest book chapter by Marinella Marmo and I on ‘race’, gender and border control, mentioned on this blog last month, is now available on Google Books here. The title of the chapter is ‘Female Migrants: Sex, Value and Credibility in Immigration Control’ and is featured in the new edited collection by Sharon Pickering and Jude McCulloch, Borders and Crime: Pre-Crime, Mobility and Serious Harm in an Age of Globalization, out through Palgrave Macmillan.

The chapter explores the similarities between the treatment of migrant women to the UK from South Asia during the 1970s (particularly looking at the ‘virginity testing’ controversy) and the treatment of trafficked women by the UK Border Agency in the 21st century. It is part of a wider project on ‘the body’ in border control, which is explained further here.

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